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Essentials of Dental Photography

Ahmad, Irfan


1. Edition December 2019
360 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-31208-6
John Wiley & Sons

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An accessible, one-stop guide to getting the most out of dental photography in clinical practice

Dental photography is an increasingly important part of dental care in general practices, hospitals, and specialist clinics. The uses of dental photographs are numerous, such as monitoring treatment outcomes, educating patients, promoting services, and providing evidence for litigation or regulatory purposes. Essentials of Dental Photography is a user-friendly guide to incorporating dental photographs into daily practice. Containing real-world advice and proven techniques, this book helps clinicians understand and apply the fundamental principles of dental photography.

Accessible chapters cover every major aspect of dental photography and answer the most common questions asked by clinicians. Step-by-step instructions show readers how to select the correct photographic and dental equipment, setup equipment for a variety of dental procedures, process images using photo-editing software, and more. The author, a recognised expert in the field, explain the basic concepts of dental photography and how to create high-quality, predictable and repeatable images. Providing an easy-to-follow roadmap to exceptional dental photographs, this practical guide:
* Covers all the basic concepts, equipment, and techniques of dental photography
* Illustrates the photographic setups for both intra- and extra-oral images
* Provides recommendations for appropriate types of cameras, lenses, flashes, reflectors, tripods, and software
* Discusses photographic archiving, electronic dissemination, printing, publishing, and presenting images

Essentials of Dental Photography is a valuable guide for dental practitioners and new graduates looking to learn dental photography and apply it in practice.



Section 1

1. Photographic Equipment





Other photographic items

2. Dental Armamentarium & Clinical Considerations


Photographic mirrors & contrasters

Field of view

Cross-infection control

Health & safety




Patient consent

3. Technical Concepts & Settings

Every picture tells a story

Setting the tone


Depth of field

Exposure & histogram

White balance


Other settings

4. Composition & Standardisation




Leading the eye



Standardisable factors

Non-standardisable factors

Section 2

5. Extra-oral & Intra-oral Images


The essential dental portfolio (EDP)

Extra-oral (dento-facial) compositions

Intra-oral compositions

Optional compositions

6. Portraiture

Lighting for portraiture

Manipulating light

Colour temperature

Direction: Key light

Intensity & size

Fill light

Background light

Clinical portraiture set-up

The essential portrait portfolio (EPP)

Optional clinical portraits

Non-clinical portraiture set-up

Generic studio portrait

Flattering portrait

Profile portrait

Coloured gel portrait

Classical smile line portrait

Clinical vs. non-clinical portraiture

7. Bench Images

Use of bench images

Backgrounds & supports


Basic bench image set-ups

Equipment settings

Dental casts (models) with black background

Dental cast with coloured background

Temporary implant supported crown with red background

Perspex® backgrounds

Bokeh composition

Stroboscopic effect

8. Special Applications

Detailed analysis of hard & soft tissues

Opalescence & fluorescence

Fibre-optic illumination

Ultra-violet (UV) illumination

Colour fidelity

Shade analysis

Scale reference markers


Bleaching (tooth whitening)


Occlusal analysis

Treatment sequences

Endodontic documentation

Focus stacking


Promotional and artistic imagery

Section 3

9. Processing Images

Monitor calibration

File formats

Imaging software

Image processing

Colour spaces

White balance


Orientation, scaling & cropping

Artefact removal

Local adjustments


10. Exporting, Managing, & Using images

Exporting files

Output location

Naming conventions (formats)

Export recipes

Image management

Using images




IRFAN AHMAD is a member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and author of Conventional and Digital Dental Photography: A Practical Clinical Manual, A Clinical Guide to Anterior Dental Aesthetics, Protocols for Predictable Aesthetic Dental Restorations, Esthetic Clinical Case Studies: Dilemmas & Solutions, Prosthodontics at a Glance, 3D Printing in Dentistry 2019/2020 and has contributed to several other dental textbooks by eminent authors.

I. Ahmad, The Ridgeway Dental Surgery, North Harrow